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KVELERTAK: Band To Play SUNY Purchase College This Saturday; Live Bootleg Of New Song Posted On Metal Injection

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Norwegian blackened punk metal enigmas KVELERTAK have spent the last week and a half punishing the U.S. with their explosive live rituals alongside co-headliners Skeletonwitch. Their first official tour in the U.S. will come to a close tomorrow at SUNY Purchase College:

10/29/2011 SUNY Purchase College – Purchase, NY


KVELERTAK
played a secret late-night gig at Saint Vitus bar in Brooklyn last Friday, October 21, mere hours after decimating Club Europa (also in Brooklyn) as part of the MetalSucks/MetalInjection/1000Knives CMJ showcase. The band decided to play a different set than from their previous performance that night, and even pulled out a brand new track. A two-cam bootleg of the live track can be found below:

Watch more bootlegs from the secret show at HERE.

KVELERTAK released a limited-edition, deluxe CD/DVD re-issue of their genre-defying self-titled debut via Prosthetic Records late last month in North America. The package includes four live audio tracks, two demos, three music videos, five live videos, documentaries, extended artwork, a poster and more. Produced by Kurt Ballou and mixed by Alan Douches with artwork by John Baizley and guest appearances by Hoest (Taake), Andreas Tylden (JR Ewing and Altaar), Ivar Nikolaisen (Silver), and Ryan McKenney (Trap Them), Kvelertak was certified Gold in Norway and one of 2010’s most acclaimed underground releases. The new deluxe version is limited to 5,000 copies worldwide.

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KVELERTAK lives up to expectations, and is one of those CDs you can put on repeat and enjoy all day long.” — About.com

“The sheer number of great songs on here is the most stunning part about it. Nothing even approaches filler.” — Blabbermouth

“Rock ‘n’ roll, metal, and punk all collide to form an absolutely raucous first album that’s loud, confrontational, largely indecipherable, and most of all, huge, huge fun.” — Popmatters

“Kvelertak the album abounds with such richness, openness, joy and hedonism. It somehow captures an entire history in its 49 minutes. It is timeless and multitudinous, but so urgent and immediate that it could not have existed in any other instant except this one.” — Long Island Press

“…the erudite and unstoppable three-axe riff barrage and leather razor strop vocals of Erlend Hjelvik make this a release that will fire up the polemics machine.” — Hellbound

“the best Norwegian band since A-Ha,” — Kerrang! Magazine

..”an absolute monster of a record…” — Blistering

“This simply rules.” — Exclaim

“…this record is the vinyl that’s spun at the height of hedonism, these songs blast of blasphemy made flesh where the chemical-spiked Jager (don’t try that at home) flows as freely as water while the record spins at maximum volume for maximum impact.” — Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles

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KVELERTAK: U.S. Tour To Commence Next Week!

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Norwegian blackened punk metal enigmas KVELERTAK are set to kick off a short string of long-anticipated U.S. shows next week with co headliners Skeletonwitch! The tour will commence on October 19 in Atlanta and steamroll its way through nine more cities. Zoroaster will also join in the festivities as direct support. See full itinerary below.

KVELERTAK – U.S. Tour 2011
10/19/2011 The Early – Atlanta, GA w/Skeletonwitch, Zoroaster
10/20/2011 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC w/Skeletonwitch, Zoroaster
10/21/2011 Europa – Brooklyn, NY w/Skeletonwitch
10/22/2011 Rocks Off Cruise – New York, NY w/Skeletonwitch
10/23/2011 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA w/Skeletonwitch, Zoroaster
10/24/2011 The Summit – Columbus, OH w/Zoroaster
10/25/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH w/Skeletonwitch, Zoroaster
10/26/2011 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/Skeletonwitch, Zoroaster, Gaza
10/27/2011 The Pyramid Schene – Grand Rapids, MI w/Skeletonwitch, Zoroaster
10/28/2011 Belvedere’s – Pittsburgh, PA w/Skeletonwitch, Zoroaster

To purchase advance tickets, go to THIS LOCATION.

In related news, the band recently unleashed a new video for “Blodtørst.”

KVELERTAK released a limited-edition, deluxe CD/DVD re-issue of their genre-defying self-titled debut via Prosthetic Records late last month in North America. The package includes four live audio tracks, two demos, three music videos, five live videos, documentaries, extended artwork, a poster and more. Produced by Kurt Ballou and mixed by Alan Douches with artwork by John Baizley and guest appearances by Hoest (Taake), Andreas Tylden (JR Ewing, Altaar), Ivar Nikolaisen (Silver), and Ryan McKenney (Trap Them), Kvelertak was certified Gold in Norway and one of 2010’s most acclaimed underground releases. The new deluxe version is limited to 5,000 copies worldwide.

KVELERTAK lives up to expectations, and is one of those CDs you can put on repeat and enjoy all day long.” — About.com

“The sheer number of great songs on here is the most stunning part about it. Nothing even approaches filler.” — Blabbermouth

“Rock ‘n’ roll, metal, and punk all collide to form an absolutely raucous first album that’s loud, confrontational, largely indecipherable, and most of all, huge, huge fun.” — Popmatters

“Kvelertak the album abounds with such richness, openness, joy and hedonism. It somehow captures an entire history in its 49 minutes. It is timeless and multitudinous, but so urgent and immediate that it could not have existed in any other instant except this one.” — Long Island Press

“…the erudite and unstoppable three-axe riff barrage and leather razor strop vocals of Erlend Hjelvik make this a release that will fire up the polemics machine.” — Hellbound

“the best Norwegian band since A-Ha,” — Kerrang! Magazine

..”an absolute monster of a record…” — Blistering

“This simply rules.” — Exclaim

“…this record is the vinyl that’s spun at the height of hedonism, these songs blast of blasphemy made flesh where the chemical-spiked Jager (don’t try that at home) flows as freely as water while the record spins at maximum volume for maximum impact.” — Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles

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KVELERTAK: Announce Special Edition Release + US Tour Dates

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Norway’s KVELERTAK will release a limited-edition, deluxe CD/DVD re-issue of their genre-defying self-titled debut via Prosthetic Records on September 27th in North America. The package includes four live audio tracks, two demos, three music videos, five live videos, documentaries, extended artwork, a poster and more.

Produced by Kurt Ballou and mixed by Alan Douches with artwork by John Baizley and guest appearances by Hoest (Taake), Andreas Tylden (JR Ewing and Altaar), Ivar Nikolaisen (Silver), and Ryan McKenney (Trap Them), Kvelertak was certified Gold in Norway and one of 2010’s most acclaimed underground releases. The new deluxe version is limited to 5,000 copies worldwide. Pre-orders for North America is available HERE.

In addition, KVELERTAK recently confirmed a string of U.S. dates around the annual CMJ Festival in New York City, this October!

KVELERTAK – U.S. Tour 2011
10/19/2011 The Early – Atlanta, GA
10/20/2011 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
10/21/2011 Europa – Brooklyn, NY
10/22/2011 Rocks Off Cruise – New York, NY
10/23/2011 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
10/25/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
10/26/2011 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
10/27/2011 The Pyramid Schene – Grand Rapids, MI
10/28/2011 Belvedere’s – Pittsburgh, PA

KVELERTAK lives up to expectations, and is one of those CDs you can put on repeat and enjoy all day long.” — About.com

“Rock ‘n’ roll, metal, and punk all collide to form an absolutely raucous first album that’s loud, confrontational, largely indecipherable, and most of all, huge, huge fun.” — Popmatters

“Kvelertak the album abounds with such richness, openness, joy and hedonism. It somehow captures an entire history in its 49 minutes. It is timeless and multitudinous, but so urgent and immediate that it could not have existed in any other instant except this one.” — Long Island Press

“…the erudite and unstoppable three-axe riff barrage and leather razor strop vocals of Erlend Hjelvik make this a release that will fire up the polemics machine.” — Hellbound

“the best Norwegian band since A-Ha,” — Kerrang! Magazine

..”an absolute monster of a record…” — Blistering

“…this record is the vinyl that’s spun at the height of hedonism, these songs blast of blasphemy made flesh where the chemical-spiked Jager (don’t try that at home) flows as freely as water while the record spins at maximum volume for maximum impact.” — Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles

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KVELERTAK: New Video Premiere Brought You By Noisecreep

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Today Noisecreep premieres the “Ordsmedar av Rang” video from Norwegian newcomers KVELERTAK.

“Ordsmedar av Rang” comes off the band’s self-titled, debut full-length unleashed in North America via The End Records on March 15. Originally released in Europe last June via Indie Recordings, the record continues to reap praise from critics and fans alike for its unique blend of punk, black metal, classic rock and blues elements.

Commented the band in a collective statement: “The video was shot in our hometown Stavanger at Folken in December last year. ‘Ordsmedar av Rang’ is a song about how difficult it is to write lyrics, basically.”

To check out the video, point your browser HERE.

Produced by Kurt Ballou and mixed by Alan Douches with artwork by John Baizley and guest appearances by Hoest (Taake), Andreas Tylden (JR Ewing and Altaar), Ivar Nikolaisen (Silver), and Ryan McKenney (Trap Them), Kvelertak was awarded #1 status in the category of Best Heavy Metal releases for the month of March  by About.com who applauded the band saying, “Kvelertak lives up to expectations, and is one of those CDs you can put on repeat and enjoy all day long.” Added popular Canadian metal site, Hellbound, in a 9.5/10 review: “…the erudite and unstoppable three-axe riff barrage and leather razor strop vocals of Erlend Hjelvik make this a release that will fire up the polemics machine.” Kerrang! Magazine named KVELERTAK “the best Norwegian band since A-Ha,” while Popmatters noted: “Rock ‘n’ roll, metal, and punk all collide to form an absolutely raucous first album that’s loud, confrontational, largely indecipherable, and most of all, huge, huge fun.” Long Island Press agreed: “Kvelertak the album abounds with such richness, openness, joy and hedonism. It somehow captures an entire history in its 49 minutes. It is timeless and multitudinous, but so urgent and immediate that it could not have existed in any other instant except this one.”

KVELERTAK:
Marvin Nygaard – Bass
Bjarte Lund Rolland – Guitars
Vidar Landa – Guitars
Erlend Hjelvik – Vocals
Kjetil Gjermundrød – Drums
Maciek Ofstad – Guitars

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http://www.theendrecords.com
http://indierec.net

KVELERTAK: #1 Metal Release In March On About.com

Monday, April 18th, 2011

The debut full-length from Norwegian new-comers KVELERTAK was About.com #1 metal release in March! The pummeling long-player was finally unleashed in North America via The End Records on March 15th and is causing the same stir it did upon its Euro release last year.

KVELERTAK: #1 AT ABOUT.COM
http://heavymetal.about.com/od/toppicks/tp/March-2011-Best-Heavy-Metal-Cds.htm

KVELERTAK shamelessly draw inspiration from every corner of anything that fits into their idea of hard-hitting, catchy, extreme rock ‘n’ roll regardless of genre, always truthful to the basic idea of the band: good songs performed with the tongue-in-cheek attitude of their punk-rock pioneers. Unlike the majority of heavier bands, they sing in their native language, adding yet more character to their already unique sound.

Their self-titled debut album was released June 21, 2010 via Indie Recordings and continues to receive rave reviews from mainstream media and metal websites alike for its unique Turbonegro/black metal/punk/classic rock/blues elements. Produced by Kurt Ballou and mixed by Alan Douches with artwork by John Baizley and guest appearances by Hoest (Taake), Andreas Tylden (JR Ewing and Altaar), Ivar Nikolaisen (Silver), and Ryan McKenney (Trap Them), KVELERTAK has been dubbed “the best Norwegian debut album of all time,” and the band “the new Mastodon.” Simon Young of Kerrang! Magazine named KVELERTAK “the best Norwegian band since A-Ha.”

http://www.myspace.com/kvelertak
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http://www.theendrecords.com

EarsplitPR Does SXSW – Schedule Of Chaos

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Team Earsplit will be ravaging the streets of Austin, Texas as part of the annual SXSW festival once again. Bands will play, shenanigans will be had, booze will be consumed… If you’re Texas-bound, check out the schedule of Earsplit-represented bands playing the fest, including ALL PIGS MUST DIE, BRUCE LAMONT, CHRISTIAN MISTRESS, DARK CASTLE, EYEHATEGOD, HAVOK, HULL, KVELERTAK, MASAKARI, THE ATLAS MOTH, THE BODY, THE SECRET, WEEDEATER, and more! Don’t miss the chaos!   – Team Earsplit

EARSPLIT @ SXSW 2011 – Schedule Of Chaos:

—————————WEDNESDAY – MARCH 16, 2011—————————

BROOKLYNVEGAN DAY PARTY
Venue: Emo’s
12:20 The Roller
1:10 Deafheaven
1:55 THE SECRET
2:40 KEN Mode
3:30 Dax Riggs
4:20 Trash Talk
5:10 Kylesa

—————————THURSDAY – March 17, 2011—————————

Thrasher/Impose Day Party
Venue: Scoot Inn [Outside Stage]
5:00pm – Trash Talk
4:00pm – WEEDEATER
3:00pm – Zoroaster
2:00pm – Liturgy
1:00pm – THE BODY

Full Metal Texas / BrooklynVegan Stage
Venue: Emo’s [Inside Stage]
5:00pm – YOB
4:05pm – Trap Them
3:10pm – HULL
2:20pm – KVELERTAK
1:35pm – Rwake
12:50pm – ALL PIGS MUST DIE
12:05pm – Goes Cube

The End Records SXSW Showcase
Venue: The Ale House
12:00pm – Daniel Lioneye
11:00pm – Goes Cube
10:00pm – Novembers Doom
9:00pm – HULL
8:00pm – Braveyoung

SXSW Showcase
Venue: Headhunters
1:00pm – Zoroaster
12:00am – True Widow
11:00pm – CHRISTIAN MISTRESS
10:00pm – Davana
8:00pm – Rwake

SXSW Showcase
Venue: Prague
1:00am – Evergreen Terrace
12:05pm – KVELERTAK
10:15pm – Rolo Tomassi
9:20pm – Swords of Chaos
7:30pm – Overflow

—————————FRIDAY – MARCH 18, 2011—————————

The Power Of The Riff And Southern Lord SXSW Party
Venue: ND at 501 Studios – 501 I-35
Time: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Trap Them
THE SECRET
ALL PIGS MUST DIE
MASAKARI

The Funeral Pyre

The County Bucks

South By South Death Presented By Metalsucks
Venue: Headhunters
Time: 2:00pm
KVELERTAK
HAVOK
Red Fang
Wormrot
Meek Is Murder

Metalliance Tour at SXSW
Venue: Dirty Dog
1:15am – Helmet
12:20am – St. Vitus
11:20am – Crowbar
10:20am – Kylesa
9:30pm – WEEDEATER
8:45pm – Red Fang
8:10pm – Howl
7:35pm – THE ATLAS MOTH
7:00pm – Witchburn

————————— Saturday – March 19, 2011—————————

BrooklynVegan Party
Venue: Lovejoys
12:20 Altaar
1:00 Castevet
1:45 Wolvhammer
2:30 Batillus
3:15 Grayceon
4:00 Deafheaven
4:45 THE BODY
5:30 DARK CASTLE
6:15 Tombs
and featuring BRUCE LAMONT

Official SXSW Saturday Night
Venue: Scoot Inn 8:00pm - Cough
9:00pm - Primitive Weapons
10:00pm - Ancient VVisdom
11:00pm - Naam
12:00am - EYEHATEGOD
1:00am – Pentagram

Profound Lore SXSW Showcase
Venue: Valhalla
1:00am – Slough Feg
12:00am – Ken Mode
11:00PM – Grayceon
10:00pm – Castevet
9:00pm – Wolvhammer
8:00pm – BRUCE LAMONT


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KVELERTAK: Debut From Norwegian Blackened Punk Metallers To See North American Release March 15

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Norwegian newcomers KVELERTAK shamelessly draw inspiration from every corner of anything that fits into their idea of hard-hitting, catchy, extreme rock ‘n’ roll regardless of genre, always truthful to the basic idea of the band: good songs performed with the tongue-in-cheek attitude of their punk-rock pioneers. Unlike the majority of heavier bands, they sing in their native language, adding yet more character to their already unique sound.

It’s a classic story: A bunch of good friends decide to create a band. It turns out to be a very good band, and from the start of 2007 things have been on fast forward for these young lads from the west coast of Norway. National radio airplay and stunning live performances have taken them to some of the biggest festivals in the country including the infamous Roskilde festival in 2009, where they performed in front of 80,000 crazy fans. Astonishing for a (then) unsigned act with a few demos.

Their self-titled debut album was released June 21, 2010 via Indie Recordings and continues to receive rave reviews from mainstream media and metal websites alike for its unique Turbonegro/black metal/punk/classic rock/blues elements. Produced by Kurt Ballou and mixed by Alan Douches with artwork by John Baizley and guest appearances by Hoest (Taake), Andreas Tylden (JR Ewing and Altaar), Ivar Nikolaisen (Silver), and Ryan McKenney (Trap Them), Kvelertak has been dubbed “the best Norwegian debut album of all time,” and the band “the new Mastodon.” Simon Young of Kerrang! Magazine named KVELERTAK “the best Norwegian band since A-Ha.” They’ve also been reviewed in virtually every European magazine with near perfect rating including: 9/10 Metal Hammer, 8.5/10 Terrorizer, 88/100 Rock Tribune, 85/100 Aardschok, 4/5 Kerrang! and 4/5 Big Cheese. Decibel Magazine picked up that something great was going on in Europe and gave the record a 9/10. Metalsucks.net followed with a 4/5. Three singles from the album were playlisted on Norway’s main broadcaster NRK P3. “Mjød” was “Single Of The Week” two weeks in a row on BBC radio (UK). In addition, the band filmed a video for the same track which was nominated for best Scandinavian video by the Bergen International Film festival.

KVELERTAK was nominated for two Spellemann awards, (the Norwegian equivalent the The Grammys), in the categories of ”Best Newcomer” and “Best Rock Album.” The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday March 5. In February KVELERTAK won the Statoil grant and 1,000,000 NOK. The Statoil grant is a prize which helps promising Norwegian bands on the verge of international breakthrough to succeed internationally.

Kvelertak will finally see its North American release on March 15 via The End Records. The North American edition includes six bonus tracks: live recordings of the songs “Fossegrim,” “Sjøhyenar (Havets Herrer),” “Blodtørst,” and “Mjød” from the BBC Sessions last year, as well as demo versions of “Ordsmedar av Rang” and “Utrydd Dei Svake.” For pre-order info visit The Omega Order.

In celebration of the release, the band will embark on a string of U.S. dates with Weedeater and Zoroaster as well as tomorrow’s Scion Rock Fest and several appearances at this year’s SXSW before returning home for another European tour (this time with Comeback Kid) and a trek to Australia. See details below:

KVELERTAK U.S. Tour Dates 2011:
3/05/2011 Scion Rock Fest – Pamona, CA
3/07/2011 Funhouse – Seattle, WA w/ Weedeater, Zoroaster
3/08/2011 Rotture – Portland, OR w/ Weedeater, Zoroaster
3/10/2011 Monstros – Chico, CA w/ Weedeater, Zoroaster
3/11/2011 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA w/ Weedeater, Zoroaster
3/12/2011 Ruby Room – San Diego, CA w/ Weedeater, Zoroaster
3/14/2011 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ w/ Weedeater, Zoroaster, Wildildlife
3/15/2011 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM  w/ Weedeater, Zoroaster
3/17/2011 Emo’s Full Metal Texas – Austin TX [SXSW showcase]
3/17/2011 Prague – Austin, TX [SXSW showcase]
3/18/2011 Headhunter’s South By South Death – Austin, TX [SXSW showcase]
3/19/2011 Korova – San Antonio, TX w/ Weedeater, Zoroaster

“…a furious, kinetic and coruscating blend of 85 octane burnin’ garage rock, greasy punk, blues, hardcore, Motorhead, black and death metal. They manage to sound like all of the above without exactly sounding like any of ‘em, while still seething with enough animated exertion to have those exposed to their fiery brand throwing beer bottles at limousines, kicking fat girls in their cameltoes and fucking bee hives bareback.” — Hellbound

“Imagine if Satyr, Iggy Pop, Nicke Andersson and Lemmy all meet in a rehab program and decided to form a band to channel all their energies and frustrations into music, the end result wouldn’t be too dissimilar from Kvelertak self-titled debut record.” — Scratch The Surface


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http://www.myspace.com/indierecordings
http://www.theendrecords.com